By: Jason Georges, Executive Director, Bible Nation Society
On September 5, 1774, the likes of George Washington, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Jay, John Adams, and fifty other delegates representing twelve of the thirteen colonies met in Philadelphia to begin the formal discussions that would eventually lead to the writing of the Declaration of Independence. These men, who today are considered patriots and founders, risked wealth, liberty, and even life to appeal to a higher authority (the God of the Bible) to separate from a repressive government. In an attempt to form a better government, they created documents birthed from a view of a world whose ultimate judge was the God who revealed himself in the Bible.
Today, again, Americans find themselves unwilling subjects of yet another repressive government. And, like our founders, citizens today have begun discussions of a return to the original intents of the Constitution. In St. Charles, Illinois from November 11-22, 2009 a new Continental Congress of selected delegates from all fifty states will meet “to determine a legal and peaceful means to stop the violations of The Constitution of The United States of America and to restore Constitutional governance.” (More information about this meeting can be found at http://www.cc2009.us.) Many today speak of reform, but to abandon one godless philosophy only to replace it with another godless philosophy regardless of how “conservative” will only lead to repression once again. The founders appealed to the freedoms bestowed by “Nature’s God” and the “Creator” as justification to revolt. Talk of change outside of the influence of the “Creator’s” revelation, the Bible, brings as much hope as the change promised by the current administration. The Bible advocate understands that the only hope for meaningful reform is not simply a return to founding documents, but a return to original reliance on the Word of God. Will these modern day dissenters recognize that the not so secret reason for our national success has been a reliance on the Scriptures?